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“A cute kitty always wins. It can melt the heart of even the most awful beasts,” Bigfoot. —Monsters on the Run
Monsters on the Run
The Yeti Files #2
by Kevin Sherry
AR Test, Good for Reluctant Readers
Vanessa, the Loch Ness monster, doesn’t like being alone. In the lake where she lives, everyone seems to have another friend just like them—the turtles, the fish, the frogs, and even the seaweed. Vanessa wants a friend just like her. When Vanessa calls on Blizz Richards, he’s willing to help out. His team travels 65 million years into the past to find another sea monster. But when they get there, they realize there are other jagged-toothed creatures that want to snap them up.
Monsters on the Run has a variety of interesting characters including a bigfoot, goblins, leprechauns, artic foxes, and more. All of the creatures work together to help Vanessa find a friend that looks like her. The story is a bit random and jumps from topic to topic, but is still enjoyable.
Each page has black and white illustrations with googly-eyed monsters and cartoonish dinosaur predators. Most pages have one to two sentences, while a few pages have up to six sentences. This is a fast-paced, silly story that will engage readers who are just beginning to pick up chapter books.
- After someone accidentally sits on a dinosaur’s tail, the dinosaur chases him.
- While swimming, a predator tries to eat Nessie.
Drugs and Alcohol
- To time travel, a leprechaun takes “strands of the rainbow and separates them, picking out two colors to combine.”